Earthquake strikes Oklahoma after President Trump's Tulsa rally, shaking felt around state
TULSA, Okla. - An earthquake in northern Oklahoma on Saturday night, June 20 rattled the entire state, including in Tulsa, just after President Donald Trump finished his return to the campaign trail before thousands of supporters.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.2 earthquake happened at 10:15 p.m. near Perry, roughly 80 miles west of Tulsa.
The temblor was about 4.8 miles deep, with impacts being felt around the state.
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Residents in Stillwater, Enid, Ponca City, and Oklahoma City all reported shaking.
Over 200 people reported the quake to the USGS, according to FOX25.
The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Tulsa said on Twitter that its staff felt the tremor in its Tulsa office, and the earthquake generated social media buzz after Trump's appearance.
Seismogram from the OK earthquake this evening pic.twitter.com/gBktJGK2af
- Steve Piltz (@SPiltz) June 21, 2020
Saturday night's quake was the largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma since a magnitude 4.4 quake in May 2019.
Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production.
Regulators have directed producers to close some injection wells.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.